Former Softies Create Open-Source Startup

By Mary Jo  |  Posted 2006-07-13

A handful of former Microsoft execs, among them former platform group vice president Paul Maritz, have founded and obtained funding for a new open-source startup. The new Bellevue, Wash.-based venture, Ohloh (named for the first Hawaiian surf board), is set to unveil a public beta of its first deliverable: a service that provides information about open-source projects, including licensing and cost data.

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